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quest motif in the fiction of Graham Greene

Patrick John Morrison

quest motif in the fiction of Graham Greene

by Patrick John Morrison

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Published by s.n.] in [Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Greene, Graham, -- 1904-1991

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsToronto, Ont. University.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v. (617 leaves).
    Number of Pages617
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18646167M

    Considered one of the most influential and exciting writers of the 20 th century, Graham Greene has served to entertain and inspire his readers since the publication of his first success, Stamboul Train (). However, due to the praise and adulation that has surrounded works such as the Four Major Catholic Works (Brighton Rock (), The End of the Affair (), The Heart of the Matter.   Iyer's newest book, The Man Within My Head, documents the author's lifelong fascination with English writer Graham Greene, and "the power of art to make us feel human, to identify parts of.

    I hadn't read much of Greene's short fiction, and this gave me a chance to see a different side of him. Short stories give him a chance to focus tightly on particular personalit This collection of short stories spans Graham Greene's career, from the s to /5(72).   In , Graham Greene and his brother, the journalist Hugh Greene, published an anthology of spy literature titled The Spy’s Bedside Book, an amalgam of fiction, reporting, and memoir that helped define the genre for decades to from being wildly popular with readers and a useful guide to the burgeoning literature of espionage, the book was also believed to be .

    There was also a collection of photographs, including that of Zoe Richmond illustrated here. The quest for Greene had begun in earnest. * * * Graham Greene was born on 2 October in Berkhamsted, where his father Charles was headmaster of the public school. The Heart of the Matter () is a novel by English author Graham book details a life-changing moral crisis for Henry Scobie. Greene, a former British intelligence officer in Freetown, British Sierra Leone, drew on his experience gh Freetown is not mentioned in the novel, Greene confirms the location in his memoir, Ways of Escape.


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Greene reads like a character from his own fiction in this revelatory account of his links with MI6 and the Hollwood mafia. West exposes the reasons Greene's sudden self-imposed exile, his fascination with the mafia, his loathing of America, the origins of his obsessions with Catholicism, espionage and his own involvement in MI/5.

The sometimes scattered results of West's quest for the real Greene do not form a compelling or truly coherent psychological portrait--conjectures about Greene's adolescent breakdown and his relationship with his psychoanalyst (and the analyst's quest motif in the fiction of Graham Greene book, for example, are especially tenuous--but they do score a few intriguing : W.J.

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The Quiet American is a novel by English author Graham Greene. Narrated in the first person by journalist Thomas Fowler, the novel depicts the breakdown of French colonialism in Vietnam and early American involvement in the Vietnam War.A subplot concerns a love triangle between Fowler, an American CIA agent named Alden Pyle, and Phuong, a young Vietnamese : Graham Greene.

One of the best writers of twentieth-century Henry Graham Greene (2, October – 3, April ) was of English origin. Best known for his Catholic novels and thrillers, if you are a fan of the genre, then you probably know him.

Even if you are not a fan of this particular genre he still is a writer worth your time. The list of Graham Greene best books is endless (list naturally ends. A Burnt-Out Case. Graham Greene. When Querry, a world-famous architect, finds he no longer enjoys life or takes pleasure in art he sets off on a voyage.

Arriving anonymously at a leper colony in the Congo, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a 'burnt-out case', a leper mutilated by disease and amputation. Greene’s finest novel, The Power and the Glory (; also published as The Labyrinthine Ways; adapted as the film The Fugitive, ), has a more directly Catholic theme: the desperate wanderings of a priest who is hunted down in rural Mexico at a time when the church is outlawed there.

The weak and alcoholic priest tries to fulfill his priestly duties despite the constant threat of death at the hands of. Which brings us to the subject at hand: Graham Greene’s books. Graham Greene was born on October 2, and died on April 3,and in between he authored 24 novels, plus an assortment of short stories, poetry and two autobiographies.

Suffice to say he wrote quite a bit, and you could hardly go wrong with any of his titles. Best Graham Greene novels Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.

Book Circle Reads 35 Rating: 4* of five The Publisher Says: Graham Greene's masterpiece The Heart of the Matter tells the story of a good man enmeshed in love, intrigue, and evil in a West African coastal town. Scobie is bound by strict integrity to his role as assistant police commissioner and by severe responsibility to his wife, Louise, for whom he cares with a fatal pity.

The Quest for Graham Greene: A Biography The Lost Writings) has made his share of finds in his modestly scaled book. Perhaps chief among them is that Greene spent the latter part of his life.

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Although Greene wrote the book and screen play - Carol Reed, the director, and Robert Krasker, the cinematographer, deserve as much or more credit for this artistic gem, in my view. Many books, plays and films are lasting evidence of Greene's skill, originality and complex themes.

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Graham Greene's The Tenth Man is one of his most startling and unexpected major novels. Set in wartime occupied France, it is about a man who buys a life in a moment of fear. It begins in the depths of a Gestapo prison, where ten men have been taken hostage by the Germans.

Three of them must die, but it makes no difference to the Germans which three - the ten must choose among themselves by 4/5(10). Graham Greene (–) was an English novelist regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Combining literary acclaim with widespread popularity, Greene acquired a reputation early in his lifetime as a major writer, both of serious Catholic novels, and of thrillers (or "entertainments" as he termed them).He was shortlisted, in andfor the Nobel Prize.

Although Greene wrote the book and screen play - Carol Reed, the director, and Robert Krasker, the cinematographer, deserve as much or more credit for this artistic gem, in my view. Many books, plays and films are lasting evidence of Greene's skill, originality and complex themes.

This book will engage the reader who is interested in Graham Greene. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month of over 3, results for "Graham Greene" Skip to .Graham Greene -- the complete book list.

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